With snow leopard, why can't I open child folders in a shared folders from windows XP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jules2010, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Jules2010 macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2010
    I've set some share folders, from windows xp I can open the folders (even create files) and see the child folders but when I try to open them I get access denied.

    I'm using snow leopard 10.6 on a mac mini, can anyone tell me what I need to do to fix this?

  2. aarond12 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA
    Sounds like you need to fix the permissions in Windows XP. It also sounds like you're running NTFS file system on the XP box.

    On your XP computer, bring up the permissions on the child folders you want to use. Just for testing, add "Everyone" with full permissions, then see if you can create/open the child folders.

    If this works, set the permissions on the parent folder and it should add those permissions to the child folders as well.

    If, for some reason, you're using FAT32 file system, consider migrating it to NTFS to enable permissions.


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